Finding the right Open Educational Resource (OER) is the most challenging part of using OERs in the classroom. The resources listed on this page can help you find an OER in your subject area. The bad news: you may not find an exact match. The good news: OERs are usually shared in such a way that you’ll be able to edit the OER to better meet your student needs. You can also mix, match, and customize multiple OERs like an open course pack.
- Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL): A National Foreign Language Resource Center funded by the U.S. Dept. of Education to produce and disseminate OERs for the Internet public
- Community of Online Research Assignments (CORA): An open access, collaborative resource for faculty adapting and experimenting with research assignments; provides a space to share success stories or lessons learned
- JISC Open Educational Resource infoKit: List of OER search engines and sites to search to find an OER in your subject area
- MERLOT: A free, international, and open peer reviewed collection of OERs and faculty-developed services
- MIT OpenCourseware: An open, web-based publication of MIT course content
- OER Commons: A resource to support and build a knowledge base around the use and reuse of OER; includes resources for curriculum alignment, quality evaluation, social bookmarking, tagging, rating, and reviewing
- Open.Michigan: A tool that helps people find, use, create, and share openly licensed University of Michigan educational content
- Open Textbook Library: A growing catalog of free, peer-reviewed, and openly-licensed textbooks
- OPEN Washington: An OER Network maintained by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
- Rice University OpenStax CNX: The home to tens of thousands of textbook-style books
- Wikiversity’s Portal for Tertiary Education: A Wikimedia Foundation project devoted to learning resources, learning projects, and research for use in all levels, types, and styles of education
Not all OERs are created equal. To help you evaluate the quality and appropriateness of an OER, Affordable Learning Georgia has developed a set of criteria for selecting OERs.